Detroit police search for suspect who shot at officers

Candice Williams
The Detroit News

Police took a 17-year-old Detroit male into custody Tuesday evening, hours after he allegedly shot at officers on the city’s east side, officials said.

The suspect was found around 6:25 p.m. in a vacant house in the 3900 block of Lemay Street, Detroit police Sgt. Michael Woody said. He was taken into custody without incident.

No officers were hit in the incident, which happened around 3:15 p.m. in the area of Lillibridge and East Canfield, police said.

Officers from the 5th precinct were investigating two males who were walking in the street, Woody said. As officers got out of their vehicle, both males took off running in opposite directions, he said.

According to police, the 17-year-old suspect fired a shot at an officer, who returned fire. Neither the suspect nor the officer was hit.

Police recovered a 9mm handgun, Woody said.

Numerous police cars searched the area and nearby Timbuktu Academy was placed on lockdown, Woody said.

The vacant house where the suspect was taken into custody sits less than a half mile from the initial scene.

Police had not found the second suspect.

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